Agent Name

2,4,6-Tribromophenol

CAS Number

118-79-6

Formula

C6-H3-Br3-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Bromkal Pur 3; Bromol; Flammex 3BP; Phenol, 2,4,6-tribromo-; TA 10; Tribromophenol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phenols

Description

White solid with an odor of bromine; [Hawley] White to pink solid; [ICSC] Off-white or pink flakes; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an antiseptic and germicide; as a chemical intermediate for its bismuth salt (antiseptic), pentachlorophenol, 2,4,6-tribromophenoxy compounds, and 2,4,6-tribromophenyl allyl ether; as a wood preservative; as a flame retardant intermediate; and as a reactive flame retardant; [HSDB]

Comments

Hazardous by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption; A strong skin irritant; [Hawley] A severe skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] An eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.000303 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 1,630 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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